Paul O'Sullivan

Judge Gideon on his terrific second performance

Medic Kingdom (Karis Teetan) wins, but Gideon (Zac Purton) made good ground on the inside. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Paul O'Sullivan has already notched his benchmark wins for the campaign but his season is a long way from over with promising Gideon putting himself up as a horse to follow after getting his act together quickly.

Monday, 3 March, 2014, 8:18pm

Purton stretches his championship lead over Moreira

Bernard's Choice (Zac Purton) hits the line to complete the Australian rider's double. Photos: Kenneth Chan

Championship leader Zac Purton didn't have the day he might have expected but it was enough to win the Jockey Challenge again and extend his lead in the title race out to 10 over Joao Moreira.

2 Mar 2014 - 7:07pm

Purton's Jockeys' Championship bid heats up with a double

Zac Purton drives Precision King to the line to win his third consecutive race on Sunday. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Zac Purton awoke from a winter slumber and bounced back into form with a double to extend his Jockeys' Championship lead - but the man himself was heaping the praise on his two winners.

23 Feb 2014 - 10:46pm

Purton can produce a Triple Trio Smile on his return

Zac Purton (right) can make a winning return aboard Paul O'Sullivan's Celestial Smile. Photo: Kenneth Chan

A re-energised Zac Purton returns from a two-meeting suspension on Saturday and should salute in the final leg of the Sha Tin Triple Trio on the Paul O'Sullivan-trained Celestial Smile.

Celestial Smile has given the indication he needs further at each of his three runs so far, and he again progresses up in trip to what looks like an ideal 1,600m.

6 Feb 2014 - 9:34pm

17 Hong Kong horses test positive for drugged feed as zilpaterol found in 2nd brand

Paul O'Sullivan. Photo: Kenneth Chan

The possibility that Hong Kong's racehorses have been exposed to contaminated feed yesterday widened to cover more than half the population in training at Sha Tin after a second type of feed from California was found to contain the banned substance zilpaterol; a total of 17 horses have tested positive for it.

14 Jun 2013 - 4:30am

High Speed Metro will benefit from experience

Paul O'Sullivan

High Speed Metro is still not the finished product, but gave a nice sight at cricket-score odds in his debut in the Class Four Oi Tung Handicap (1,200m) on Wednesday night.

The Paul O'Sullivan-trained gelding arrived from New Zealand following three trials and stayed on well in four jump-outs at Sha Tin.

31 May 2013 - 5:03am

Sante Fe to bring a lot of cheer for O'Sullivan

Paul O'Sullivan. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Paul O'Sullivan may be having a quiet season, but he has found a promising youngster in Sante Fe Sun, who made an eye-catching debut in a rich Class Three Pak Sha O Handicap (1,200m) on Monday.

6 Apr 2013 - 5:24am

O'Sullivan's divine touch

Tye Angland believes Divine Diya will relish a step up in trip but will need time. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Paul O'Sullivan jokes that he is always relieved to get his 13th win of the season out of the way - passing the criteria for wins required by a trainer each term - and meaning he doesn't have to answer to the licensing committee in the off-season. After Jade Pins pushed O'Sullivan into "safe" territory, the New Zealander only had to wait 30 minutes for his 14th - and it was with a progressive type that seems destined to provide even more wins - Divine Diya.

28 Jan 2013 - 4:36am

Racing Digest, January 7, 2013

A happy Jacky Tong is back on the winner's list with Bold Tack.

It was turn the clock back day for a few and jockey Jacky Tong Chi-kit was one of them. 

7 Jan 2013 - 4:45am

Sunny Pearl a winner in waiting

The Paul O'Sullivan-trained Sunny Pearl looks ready to score following an eye-catching third in the Class Four Middle Handicap (1,400m) on a rain-dampened Sha Tin course on Sunday.

Sunny Pearl was a raging $17 favourite in his debut 22 days ago over 1,200m, but encountered a three-deep trip without cover from gate 11 behind Holyangelholy.

4 Dec 2012 - 1:37am

Don't get carried away by Magic's win, says O'Sullivan

Paul O'Sullivan and Olivier Doleuze savour their win.

Paul O'Sullivan was left pleading a case to the handicapper, looking for leniency when M's Magic is re-assessed this morning - the trainer citing "exceptional circumstances" in the horse's 5½-length Class Five win.

M's Magic had never won in 18 starts - but an impossible to overcome rail and leader bias contributed to one of the biggest winning margins of the season.

3 Dec 2012 - 3:01am

Disciples Twelve proves he can go higher

Disciples Twelve (Douglas Whyte) made a big impression on his debut and his win confirmed he has above-average ability. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Paul O'Sullivan is all for giving newcomers a proper grounding on the training track and at the trials, but he said there was no point holding back debut winner Disciples Twelve after a limited build-up - the horse he labelled "a natural" delivering a dozen first-time owners a dream result.

26 Nov 2012 - 2:31am

Aashiq shows his heart and class

Paul O'Sullivan's Aashiq may lack something in sheer quality on many of those who chased him home in the Prince Jewellery & Watch Premier Cup yesterday, but when the dust cleared after the final Group event of the season, he was the one runner who had been targeted for that race.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Happy times await owner

Paul O'Sullivan's (pictured) Happy Friends produced a much-improved performance to grab fourth at cricket-score odds in the Class Four Chai Wan Handicap (1,200m) last Sunday at Sha Tin and, with more experience, will find his way into the winner's enclosure next season.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

O'Sullivan safe for next season on a mixed day of fortunes

Paul O'Sullivan landed his 13th winner for the season to guarantee himself a job for next term, but Cai Bao In's victory was just the sweet half of a sweet and sour day with International sale horses for the New Zealander.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am